Culture in History

BookCulture in History

Culture in History

Production, Consumption and Values in Historical Perspective


July 1st, 1992





This volume of interdisciplinary essays brings together leading academics from the fields of history, economic history, politics and sociology to review and take forward a series of debates on the role of culture in social explanation. The book is aimed at those involved in cultural studies, but is particularly concerned with the relationship between the economic and the cultural. The contributors suggest that the boundaries of production and consumption are themselves cultural constructs, formed by changing conceptions of economic and cultural explanation, but offer very different approaches to resolving the problems created by this.

Author Information

Joseph Melling is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Jonathan Barry is Professor of History at the University of Exeter.